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May 10th

Billy Barber

May 10, 2013

Billy Barber, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

May 9th

Mom’s gift guide: shrubs, flowers, trees and advice

May 9, 2013

Need a quick but lasting gift for Mother's Day? Look no further than the Green Thumb Cottage.

The Cottage, located at 1604 W. Fourth Street in Big Spring, is home of the Howard County Master Gardeners, who will be holding their annual spring sale this weekend.

Time and date for the event is 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.

“We know people are busy, and sometimes Mother's Day can sneak up on them. We also know a potted plant or a tree that will keep on living and giving is one of the best gifts we can give that special mom,” said Julie Coates, the organization's president.

‘Share the Road’ puts emphasis on cycle safety

May 9, 2013

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say increased awareness and caution from Lone Star motorists has contributed to a decline in motorcycle-related traffic fatalities.

According to TxDOT statistics released this month — which is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month — 460 people died on Texas roadways while riding motorcycles and scooters in 2012, down considerably from the 2011 total.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 5-9

May 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHELSEA KRISTYNE MILLSPAUGH, 26, of 213 Circle Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 4200 block of Wasson Road.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 500 block of Washington Blvd.
• HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT was reported in the 1700 block of S. Nolan.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3200 block of Avenue C.
• THEFT was reported in the 400 block of S. Birdwell Lane.

Alvin L. Smith

May 9, 2013

Alvin L. Smith, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Gail Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the funeral home.
Alvin was born April 28, 1922, in O'Donnell, Texas, and married Opal Howell on Feb. 17, 1951, in Carlsbad, N.M. She preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1989.

Opal Jean Magers

May 9, 2013

Opal Jean Magers, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor William T. Vaughn of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and Pastor Holston Banks of Shiloh House of Praise officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Lyna Faye Horton

May 9, 2013

Lyna Faye Horton, 89, of Waco, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in a Waco nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Birthright, Texas, and married James R. Horton on June 28, 1945, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 1987.

Jim Deel

May 9, 2013

Jim Deel, 44, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the funeral home.
Jim was born Oct. 14, 1968, in Big Spring to Darrell Deel and Wanda Welch Deel.

May 8th

Council considers housing proposal

May 8, 2013

Mayor Tommy Duncan was tight-lipped following a special meeting of the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night that included a pair of last-minute executive sessions before he is scheduled to leave office.

The council went into an executive session shortly after the meeting began, asking the audience and media to wait outside the council chambers. The first order of business during the session was to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation and duties of the city manager.

Howard College, SWCID commencements this week

May 8, 2013

Cap and gown time is back.

Howard College and SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will kick start graduation season in the Crossroads area when the institutions hold commencement exercises this week.

SWCID's annual awards convocation, which honors the top students on campus, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the college's activity center.

The top award to be handed out Thursday will be the President's Award, given to the the top student at SWCID. The student is nominated by faculty members and selected by a vote of administrators.

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